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mattWednesday, August 28, 2013

Lots O' Updates

By Matthew Payne (matthew-payne.blogspot.com)

'Sup internet? Long time, no updates. What have I been up to? Hell, what haven't I been up to. I feel like I've been running in 5 different directions at once for the last several weeks.

Lake Waconia Tri

First up is the Lake Waconia Tri. This has always been one of my favorite races, but even more so the last couple years because they hang up a super sexy banner of yours truly....

The race went well and I honored the legacy of that amazing banner by finishing 2nd overall behind David Thompson. I also unlocked a lifetime achievement that I never thought possible by recording the fastest bike split of the field, DKT included. I can only assume he was some combination of really tired from racing the St. Louis 5150 the day before and/or not going 100% because he knew it was only my struggling ass back there chasing, but I adhere to a strict no excuses, no mercy policy. I learned it from watching Devon.

On a sad note, this race may not be back next year. Hopefully someone will step up and keep the race alive. I don't want to raise my son in a world where my banner does not get hung from the back of an RV once a year.

Trip to France

Not long after Waconia, T-Payne and I teamed up with our good friends Dave (aka the other half of the 2009 Burrito Union 10-hour Triathlon 2-man division champion Omaha Scrapes) and his wife Morgan and went to France, where we proudly represented the USA on the slopes of Alpe d'Huez during Stage 18 of the Tour de France. READ MORE

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